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September 20, 2017 – “LESSONS LEARNED FROM 25 YEARS OF HEALTH COMMUNICATION RESEARCH TO ELIMINATE HEALTH DISPARITIES “

LESSONS LEARNED FROM 25 YEARS OF HEALTH COMMUNICATION RESEARCH TO ELIMINATE HEALTH DISPARITIES PRESENTED BY UNMC COLLEGE OF PUBLIC HEALTH Matthew W. Kreuter, PhD, MPH Kahn Family Professor of Public Health Washington University in St. Louis Objectives: 1. Understand strategies to increase reach, effectiveness, and connections to health information and resources in low-income populations 2. Understand how basic needs influence health and behavior 3. Understand how life values influence health and behavior WHEN & WHERE WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2017, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM MAURER CENTER FOR PUBLIC… Continue Reading

August 8, 2017 – “How Big Data & Advanced Analytics Can Improve Population Health; Now and in the Near Future”

William Kassler, MD, MPH Deputy Chief Health Officer Lead Population Health Officer IBM Watson Health TUESDAY, AUGUST 8, 2017 12:00-1:00 PM (LUNCH PROVIDED FOR FIRST 50 GUESTS) MAURER CENTER FOR PUBLIC HEALTH ROOM 3013 We are poised in a new era of technology and big data. This presentation will review sophisticated efforts that build on increased availability of big data and improved analytics, and will describe how these efforts support integration of personal, practice, system, and community programs to improve individual and population health. Objectives:… Continue Reading

April 12, 2017 – Warren Berggren: University of Nebraska Graduate Who Became a Global Health Pioneer

Henry Perry, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H., Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health presents Warren Berggren: University of Nebraska Graduate Who Became a Global Health Pioneer Award-winning physician, sociologist, anthropologist, and educator Henry Perry has three decades of experience managing and evaluating health programs in developing countries. The founder of Curamericas Global, Dr. Perry has authored over 100 publications and is a strong proponent of community-based approaches to health improvement. The Berggren lectureship was endowed by Carol Swarts, M.D. (UNMC 1959) to honor the work… Continue Reading

April 5, 2017 – The Relationship between Trauma, Mental Health, and Violence in Omaha: Findings from Research and Practice

Melissa Tibbits, PhD, UNMC College of Public Health, will give a grand rounds presentation titled “The Relationship between Trauma, Mental Health, and Violence in Omaha: Findings from Research and Practice” on Wednesday, April 5, 2017, from 12:00 pm until 1:00 pm in room 3013, at the College of Public Health. Additional speakers to join Dr. Tibbits are: Cecelia Creighton, MA Executive Director, YouTurn Doris Moore, MS, NCC, CPC, LIMHP CEO Center for Holistic Development, Inc. Donna Polk, PhD, MA, LMHP CEO Nebraska Urban Indian Health… Continue Reading

March 29, 2017 – Integrating Public Health, Primary Care, and Cultural Sensitivity in Serving LGBTQ Populations in the District of Columbia

Raymond C Martins, MD, Senior Director of Clinical Education and Training at Whitman Walker Health, a federally qualified health center which serves a large LGBTQ population, will give a grand rounds presentation titled “Integrating Public Health, Primary Care, and Cultural Sensitivity in Serving LGBTQ Populations in the District of Columbia” on Wednesday, March 29, 2017, from noon until 1:00 pm in room 3013 at the College of Public Health. Here’s a link to Whitman Walker Health. https://www.whitman-walker.org/

March 15, 2017 – “2017-2021 State Health Improvement Plan – Opportunities for Collaboration”

The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Public Health’s Maya Chilese, PhD(c), MA, Strategic Plan Manager and Jeff Armitage, Epidemiology Surveillance Coordinator will be giving a UNMC College of Public Health Grand Rounds presentation on: 2017-2021 State Health Improvement Plan – Opportunities for Collaboration Wednesday, March 15th 12 pm to 1 pm UNMC College of Public Health – Room 3013 (Auditorium)

Electronic Health Record Chief Compliant Field Length and Syndromic Survellance of Influenza-Like illness – Nebraska, 2015

UNMC College of Public Health Grand Rounds Electronic Health Record Chief Compliant Field Length and Syndromic Surveillance of Influenza-Like illness – Nebraska, 2015 Objectives : Assess the accuracy of ESSENCE for influenza-like illness detection from two different facilities using different electronic health records To consider ways to improve detection of influenza-like illness Presented by Caitlin Pedati, MD, MPH Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer Center for Disease Control and Prevention Division of Public Health Nebraska Dept. of Health & Human Services When : Wednesday, March 8, 2017…. Continue Reading